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(Established 1840.)
?tiblishod Evory .Wednesday Morning
Ono Year .$1.00
Six Months.?5
Three Months.80
Advertising Kates Reasonable.
By Stock, Sholor, Hughs & Sholor.
Communications or a personal
chnractor charged for as advertise
Obituary notlcos, cards of thanks
?nd tributes of respect, either by
Individuals, lodges or churches, aro
?barged for as for advertisements at
rate of ono cont a word. Cash must
accompany manuscript, nnd all such
notices will bo marked "Adv." In
conformity with Federal ruling on
such mailors.
lt is indeed a peculiar situation
that has again como lo the surface
In Washington in the matter of a
.contested seat in Congress, where
A Democrat has been unseated at
thc very close of a session ot Con
gress, having served two years ille
gally and having drawn his salary
the same as any other Congressman
who was entitled to his pay. And
now the contest has been decided In
favor of his Republican oponent In
the election, and the Republican is
declared to have been defrauded ot
lils rights in Congress.
It ls nothing to us that the cul
prit ls a Democrat and nothing to us
that the defrauded one ls of the op
posing party. There should be no
political consideration In the prem
ises. Tho fact, as established by the
various hearings during the past two
years, is that Congressman McLean
.obtained his seat in the House by
means of election frauds, and that
he has illegally drawn his compen
?ation during two years; and ll
.seems that Congress recognizes the
fact that the defrauded one ls enti
tled to hnvo received this salary.
The defrauding one has been paid
. <'.!' ' ho I ' , - . ttl 1 : d to koop
tho .x -v- m:v.\nt \n-.yu ibo defrauded
.Co:t-.. . .]? ,n thtt c'?nrj ho would
fraud uuiuiuiiied. ?'?<? ?&iet? istvb
Congress that the new Congressman
is rightfully the one to draw the sal
ary pocketed by McLean, but there
should bo some way by which the
illegally choson Pennsylvania Con
gressman should bo made to refund
every penny of tho salary and al
lowances he has received. What do
ordinary politicians care for being
stigmatized as perpetrators of fraud
ii there ia no penalty attached?
There is something offensively
rotten with our system of govern
ment when such things can be per
petrated and the culprits get away
with it, not only without punish
ment, hut with a handsome salary
as a "bonus." Politics and politi
cians, from county to nation, are too
closely surrounded with "automatic
safeguards" against corrupt prac
tices to become better as the years
KC> by. Until thero ls some rigidly
enforced law against political rot
tennesses we aro going to have cor
rupt politics and corrupt politicians.
Our penitentiaries would be over
crowded to-day if every politician
had his deserts.
A headline tells us tba* the King
of Italy ls busily engaged these days
in tho operation of a tractor, and is
deeply interested In advanced agri
culture. We are interested to know
whether he is opera!ing a real live
.lohn Henry.
During Ibo past week we have
?received three? contributions for tho
sufferers overseas. These contribu
tions are acknowledged below:
"Save a Child" fund
Amount remitted by us lo
hoadqun neis.$291.00
Mrs. C. F. Oppermann,
Seneca. Rt, 1. 1.00
Cik CK,ve SCOllOl, Miss
Ruby Hickson, teacher,
i contri) u . ions by the
.children . IO. CO
Total lo date .$305 . 60
The near Baal Pu nd
Amount remitted by us to
headquarters .$ 15.50
-Hiss Len.* Oppermann.
Seneca, Rt. 1. 1.00
Total to date .$ 16.50
Wo have received acknowledg
ments from tho two tr-olief work
^headquarters of thc remittances
noted above, and In both Instancos
?we arc requostod to extend to the
j?ood people of Oconeo hearty and
appreciative thanks, on behalf of
the suffering ones, for tho donation
to the funds that are meaning so
?noch to those stricken pooples. In
thoth instances tho statomont is in
eluded that tho needs are still very
urgent and far In excess of the funds
now In hand, and continued contri
butions aro earnostly solicited. Wo
will continuo tho subscription col
umn until the fund is socured or
tho urgent need for funds has been
lOlsewhere In this Issue will be
found an article by our good friend,
J. A. Cook, 111 which he gives voico
to complaints concerning the roads
of our county and the expenditure
of bond funds, ll is a eommon error
that many have fallen into in sup
posing that the bond funds are in
the hands of and at the disposal of
tho County Supervisor. As a matter
of fact, the reverso is true. The Su
pervisor cannot touch ono penny of
tho bond funds for either repairing
roads or building roads. The bond
funds are under the control abso
lutely of the County Highway Com
mission, and those funds aro for a
specific purpose, which ls not the re
pairing of roads in general.
Mr. Cook gives some mighty good
advice as to "watchfulness" on the
part of the Supervisor, and lu this
matter wo feel sure that Mr. Shock
ley will measure up to his duty. Ho
cannot, however, bo Justly criticised
as to tho matter of no funds on hand
or with having spout the bond funds,
with which he has absolutely noth
ing to do. The funds are Intact, and
the work that tbece funds aro de
signed to accomplish will bo done in
duo time. They aro not available
for the ordinary county work of re
pairing or bitlldlng.
His Successor, Itepubilcuii, Draws
$21,00?) for Six Days' Service.
Washington, Feb. 20.-The House
Friday night unseated Patrick Mc
knoe, Democrat, of Scranton, Pa., as
the representative from the Tenth
District of Pennsylvania, and de
clared former Representative .lohn
R. Farr, Republican, of the same
city, to have been duly elected. Mr
Farr was sworn In Immediately.
Mr. Farr will draw $21,000 salary
and incidental oxpenses for the six
days he will servo In tho House.
After the House voted, 161 to 12 1,
to remove Mc Lane, tho new member
was immediately declared elected
and was sworn in Just before mid
The proceedings against McLane
were based on charges that he had
violated the corrupt practices act
and also that there had been whole
sale election frauds ill his retort-! to
Con fji'ORs,
THO princely re-nut not itioii thal
i. -, with Representativo Farr's six.
lays oi se vi cc. uppoxiihsting a rd s
. ? . . (IO li .. results [rom n>com
putation of salary and incidental al
lowances to cover the entire two
year period of the Congress to which
the House has held him to have boen
rightfully elected. While IMcLane
also has drawn pay for tho entire
two years, lacking the six days re
maining of the present Congress, he
is required to make no refund, the
single seat costing the government
in effect almost twlco the stipulated
Rainfall and Temp?rature.
Below ls a record of meteorological
observations taken by H. W. Brandt,
co-oporativo observer of tho Weather
Bureau of the U. S. Department of
Agriculture, during tho week ondlng
Feb. 27th, 1921. nt 7 p. m. (The
instrumental readings are from gov
ernment standard instruments ex
posed In tho manner recommended
by the chief of tho Weather Buroau) :
Character of
I Tempera
Feb. 21 * Cloudy .. .11' 49 30
Feb. 22 Ptly cldy. .... 1 8 29
Feb. Cloudy .. .iii r,r> 2X
Feb. 2 1 Pl ly cldy. 56 2 0
Feb. 2.". -Ptly cldy.' .20' HO 3.1
Feb. 20 -Clear. f,7 29
Feb. 27 Ptly cldy. .01 01' 30
Total rainfall . . ..". I '
* One-inch snow on 21st.
Dentb of Young Boy.
Salem. Fob. 2 0. - Special: The
death angel visited this section on
Fd). 2 1th, on which day the spirit
of .lames Alvin Rochester took Its
flight to the beyond. His death was
caused by an abscess of the bowels.
Ile was ll years and ?j mnoths and
I day old, and was in the fourth
grade at school. He. was liked by
all his playmates and was tho Idol
of his parents. He leaves his father.
Paul S. Rochester, and mother and
five brothers, bosldes a large circle
of rolntlves and friends to mourn
bis death.
Tho remains wore laid to rest in
tho family burying ground at Moun
tain Vlow church the day following
his death. The burial services wero
conducted by Bro. John Medlin, and
tho funeral will bo proached some
time in tho future by tho pastor.
Tho boroavod onos bavo the sym
pathy of many frionds In their sor
One Year Old.
Have You Elver Seen a Baby
Grow so Fast?
V . j]
Our success is due to
the fact that we sell
j goods that won't come
back to people who
will come back.
senecTs.Kc. Adams Hardware Company, s
eneca, S. C.
J. A. Cook Want? to Know What
Recame of tho liondl Money.
Madison, Feb. 27. 1921.
Editor Keowee Courier:
The communication of Supervisor
Shockloy, which was published in
your paper about three weeks since,
was a groat surprise to the people of
this vicinity. It seems very strange
that only one month after a four
hundrod-thousand-dollar Ibond sale
that our road supervisor has not got
money enough to'repair a few little
mud holes in the public roads.
"There nr.st be something dead
up tho branch."
The tax-payers of Oconee county.
I who are being taxed until it practi
cally amounts lo confiscation, would
like to know what's the matter. The
rent of a small farm will not pay the
I "?ivs airer oxponses are pe tu '.
bad an Idea that the bond : was
for *he parp.se <..( building aid ro
I pairing roads And bridge?! ; ? ?vc
ure not mistaken Mr. shr.l?r .il
special mention iii the "... laut
passed for the bond Issue of about
twenty certain roads fhnt were to be
repaired with part of this money.
They have not been repaired, and
now It seems that our Supervisor
has to wait for the new Legislature
to make new appropriations before
he can repair a few mud holes in the
roads, and I suppose that means
more taxes. Oh, my-what shall we
do to get through tho mud holes and
be saved. We have been for a num
ber of years trying to got a good
road supervisor, who had a good
move on him, and good common
souse enough to do something, and
now lt seems that he nas nothing to
do with. But T suppose that while,
he ls walting for money to do the
work ho can bc watching and prob
ably stop some of the leakage that
is bankrupting our county govern
ment and all the tax-payers of the
county. It ls not tho building and
repairing of roads and bridges that
is bankrupting the county govern
ment and the taxpayers of the coun
ty. It is tho paying for work that is
never done that is doing the dam
age. Wo think there aro a good
many officers connected with this
road business who seem to us to ho
absolutely unnecessary, and the
county government paying them at
least three times as much as their
work is worth.
Once upon a time we happened to
ho appointed to tho great big office
of township commissioner in this
county, and during the term of
that olilco we learned by practical
experience and observation that
there were a good many mon who
worked for the county who scorned
to have but one idea, and that was
that there was nothing wrong or
unjust at all In heating tho county
government out of all that thiy
could got. Some of thom would
bring in their bills against the coun
ty, logally approved and sworn to
before a notary public, when they
knew thoso bills were not true. If
Mr. Shockley can stop those con
temptible little swindles he will save
moro money for the county than ho
can snvo building roads in several
yoars. Wo know that there are
onough honest mon in mir county to
do tho work If Mr. Shockley can
only find thom. The trouble is that
tho man who is no account always
wants a job first, for ho is always
out of work.
Woll, now, Mr. Kdltor, the county
government that wo have been talk
ing about is tho tax-payors govern*
ment, of course, and they can't stand
any more beating.
Yours truly, J. A. Cook.
tom? Sixty Million Chin** Liv? In
an Area About Half th? Siso
of Texas.
While many of ns mny feel that wo
live In exceedingly well populated dis
tricts, even our most crowded farming
communities are almost deserted when
compared with some sections of China.
Take Szechuan, for example, says the
Cleveland Ptain Dealer.
In this province some 60,O>0,000 per- i
sons live. The area ls 181,000 square
miles. Aa Sse-chuan ls surrounded
by mountains and tn some places ls
bare rock Itself, about CO per cent of
the total area is impossible to culti
vate. We find, in consequence, that
these 60,000,000 human beings are
crowded Into a space les? than half
the sise of Texas, and that all the food
the* nal >? yowl! within this arc?
Ttu pr ... . .?.fil .if" r lbs ' *d
H0M-$i?sry io keep these million* >.?
ts complicated by the Chinese )
. rv :n?-k of sri?ntl?k knowledge MJO
ih?> primitive implement? h* usen tn
aduiMou, rice, which Is tho ata^.u food
of China, ls the most difficult of all
cereals to produce. This ls particular- j
ly true In a country like China, where
the hill.? must be terraced and the wa
ter used to Irrigate the paddy fields
be lifted by wheels moved by foot
Yet' these 60,000,000 persons who
live In Sze-chunn never know famine,
while other parts of Chins are some
times decimated through death by hun
ger lu this, the garden of Asia, ls
produced nearly every vegetable and
gram we know, besides some we do
not know. The climate ls so advan
tageous to agriculture and the soil la
so rich that fine foods are easily
raised. The abundant rainfall, with
climatic and other conditions, provides
thc water necessary for Irrigation at
certain seasons,' for certain purposes.
For Instance, so plentiful are or
anges-and they are second In quality
to none-that a thousand oranges may
be bought for half a dollar. However,
wc must remember that 50 cents In
China, especially in .Sze chuan, has a
purchasing power of many dollars In
that densely crowded land.
Telephony or Telepathy.
The telephone gets blamed for a
whole lot of things and thc gentle
operator often gets bawled out by the
Irate subscriber or the fellow who ls
borrowing somebody else's phone. On
the other baud the telephone and the
gentle operator are not always cred
ited with all they should be and they
deserve mention when they add telep
athy to their other accomplishments.
That must explain this incident. A
few days ago a subscriber af .Teffer
sonvllle wished to telephone to Mr.
Smith, and was told at his office that
he had Just gone to the bank. The
subscriber called the bank number
while actively thinking of Mr. Smith;
the telephone operator-or her sub
conscious self, let us say-plugged In
at quite another number, of course.
"Is this the bank!" "No. this ls the
newspaper office." "Sorry, I was look
ing for Mr. Smith." "Well, walt n
minute; he has Just stepped In."
How's that for "service"?-Indianapo
lis News.
New Pumice Stone.
A material noted by a commerce re
port ns promising Increased future use
ts "Koka Sekt." a Japanese variety of
pumice stone. It ls found only In the
small group of Nlljlma Islands (New
'. inda), lying off the Id KU peninsula
ft,/out 30 miles south of Tokyo, it has
been used locally from ancient times
as a building material; but Its great
tensile strength, durability and resist
ance to temperature of 1,300 degrees
Centigrade adapt lt especially for boll
trr end furnace construction, as well
as lining? for safes and refrigerator
insulation. It can be easily cut, take?
natl?, and can be painted er plated
with metal.
You Can't Get C
Making Sli
"What South karolina farmers
say :
"An 8-3-3 and an 8-4-4 fertlluer
are general favorites In South Caro
lina, though some others aro used
with success. The applications of
the best farmors vary from 600 to
1,000 pounds por acre, and tho In
crease from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds
of seed cotton per acre.
"Typical reports from South Caro
lina farmers aro as folows:
"A. G. Clarkson, Wateree, uses
600 pounds of a 10-4-2 broadcast
before planting, and applies i Ou
nounds of nitrato of soda as a top
idres?lhg Hb gets i."?oo pounda of;
mod coton per ai re.
"R. H, Reiser, Summerton, UJUI
lly ai . !). ? Quo vo 800 pounds of Mri
? .?. Fertilizer under tho. crop and
uses IOC !?. 200 poundi of nitrogen-j
OUo ??,?pllo?U itali Juill; ibl
and half July 1st. His yield is about
1,50.0 pounda of seed cotton per acre.
"P. Ti. Hay, Jr., Trenton, applies
700 pounds of an 8-3-3 In furrow
bed; top-dressos with nitrogen at
the rate of 150 pounds, applied half
June 1st and half July 1st. Obtains
1,500 and moro pounds of seed cot
ton per acre.
"James S. Culbreth, Johnston,
uses an 8-3-3 fertilizer, appllyng 600
to 1.000 pounds In the drill. hoforo
planting; sldo-dresses with nitrate
of soda and kalnit when cotton ls 6
to 10 inches high. He gets 1,200 to
2,000 pounds of seed cotton to tho
"Wade H. Herring. Marlon, uses
a 9-1-2, and applies 800 pounds and
100 pounds of nitrogenous top
dresses. Me gets .,500 pounds of i
seed coton per aero. '
You will notice that tlie.se farm
ers Uv? lu sections of tho State wbero
tho seasons aro longer thnn ours,
tho slimmer is curlier an.J the full is
later, which gi vos tho cot ton plant
more time to mature. This H-:?-;{
and H-4-1 brings .splendid results
there, but up hero, whore tho sea
sous aro shorter, we recommend our
10-;*-:$ or 10-:i-0 as a JO per cent
goods will nuilee cotton maturo and
open earlier than an 8 per cent, arti*
clo, and if you read Mr. Coker*? arti
cle, which was reproduced in the
Anderson Hally Mall on tho 10th in
stant, he states that it was unprofit
able to raise more cotton than could
t?v gathered before bad weather sets
in. Ho states that low-grade cotton
not only did not pay tho cost of pro
duction, hut that lt. caused good
white eotton to sell for less than it
was worth. White cotton would al
ways bring more If if were not for
the low-grade stuff. He stated, more
over, that, it would pay any farmer
to use $12.00 to $15.00 worth of fer
tilizer to tho acre of cotton. He
knows you must use fertilizer lo
make good crops, and bo knows you
can't f?ot out of tho bole by making
short crops.
Tho salvation of this country de
pends upon Increasing production
per aero, not reducing lt. Experiment
Anderson Ptiosj
We Have Plenty
for ,
lut of the Hole
lort Crops
"A. A. Barnes, Hartsville, applies
800 to 900 pounds of an 8-1-4 before
planting and top-dresses with a
4-7 %-0 at the rate of 150 to 200
pounds per acre. He gets 1,200 to
1,500 pounds of seed cotton por acre.
.'A. H. Ward, Darlington, applies
800 to 1,000 pounds of an 8-3-3, and
uses three-fifths at planting time
and balance as stde-drossing In two
applications. He gets about 1,500
pounds of seed cotton per acre.
"J. J. Lawton, Hartsville, applies
1,000 pounds of au 8-3-3. U*As inn
to 200 pounds of nitrogenous top
dressing and trots 1.400 to 1 800
pounds of soed coi'OM po nero,
"M. w. IN it fling ton, giinda, RF.
[). No ? applies 1 Do pounds of an
S?3 or 8.-1-4 bnforc pluming, am:
us..-;? 150 ut 200 pounds of '< 8-0 aa
.i side-dresser, applied about July l.
He gets about 1,500 pounds of seed
cotton per acre.
"W. D. Holstein, Batosburg, ap
pllos 600 pounds of an 8-4-4 and 100
pounds of nitrate of soda, and gets
1,500 pounds and more seed cotton
per acre.
"D. S. Yates, Lykesland. uses 700
pounds of a 6-4-2, with ono-half un
der the row and tho balance as a
side-dressing after chopping. From
100 to 200 pounds of nitrogenous
top-dressing is given In .lune or July.
His yields are 1,500 pounds of seed
cotton per acre.
"A. E. Brock, Summerton, applies
800 pounds of an 8-4-4 or 8-3-3. of
which 600 pounds ls put under the
row and 200 pounds used as a side
application. Either a 4-7V&-2 or
nitrate of soda is used as a top
dressing in addition. His yields are
1,500 pounds of seed cotton per acre.
stations have, proven that ono pound
of high-grade, woli-mixe 1 goods will
make one pound and more of seed
cotton, which means that money
spent for fertilizer pays from 300 to
500 por cont on tho invest mont . We
will not got out of tho bolo wo aro in
by losing profit? of that sort. Thorn
?.oro no proflta in farming last year,
but wo never had a year like that
boforo, anti inny novor have another.
Wo have got to make a living, anti
wo want something moro than a liv
ing, and wo must do business to got
it. If tho British and French had
given up when things wore going so
heavily against thom in 1014, li)US,
101? and 1017 they never would
have won ont.
Tho cotton acrouire will bo ro
</ucod this year, When this ls done
tho farmer will put bis best lands In
cotton and it will pay ?ny fanner to
URO '100 pounds of high-grade fertll
ivser on every aero of his luvst lands.
Tho moro you make to the aero tho
loss it. will cost you, timi tho cheaper
yon can soil lt at a profit, Wo un
derstand an impression prevails that
fertilizer '.vi!! bc sohl for casi) only.
Wo have a good supply of high
I grade goods that wo will sell for fall
payment to good, prompt-paying cus
tomers. Wo have nevor made a bet
tor fortlll'/or than wo bavo now, anti
wo don't bel levo anybody else evor
did. Wo have tho goods on hand.
pilate & Oil Co.
of Kainit and Soda
1ER, Secretary.
. . Walhalla, S. ?.
West Union, 8. C.
. . . .Seneca, S. O.
Westminster, S. O.

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